I had an interesting critique session today, plenty of good feedback on my latest novel “Sheila: Quest for the Golden Sapphire”. As always some like it, others not so much. And maybe that’s putting it lightly. Some loathe it. Of course, I’m part of a more mature and classy group, whom in their own widely varied and culturally diverse way, find many ways to communicate effectively( even if they find a particular literary performance less than acceptable.) I think the critique, be it weekly, monthly or whenever is that training ground for writers–new and published. It’s like the sparring partner in boxing. Pounding against the fighters over and over until the body is so thoroughly hardened that it’s ready for the much anticipated big fight. For the writer, the big fight is when his/her manuscript lands on the desk of a potential agent or editor. Stop the training too early and your bound be knocked out quickly. But stay persistent, and keep the training you may last long enough to win the fight. I appreciate my critique group. Those that like my work and those who don’t. I personally believe that they can make the difference in a writers career. Whether its a good or bad difference is up to the writer.
Hello world! My very first post and I think I’m in love–with the writing . . . of course, lets keep things in perspective. But I am excited about sharing the journey with my fateful readers. And even if you’re not a constant on the site, hopefully you can take something away that will enrich your day. Everyone is welcome, because we will explore life through fiction and enjoy the trek (especially for my fellow writers out there) to publication and one day, maybe, if I pray and eat my veggies, best-sellerdom.